If I had written that headline yesterday, it would have headed up a satirical article about the birthers filing lawsuits in Norway over Obama’s eligibility with Orly Taitz racing into the Award Ceremony trailing papers and lists of Social Security Numbers, but I awoke to this news on the radio today and verified that it is not April 1.
Obama joins three other US presidents who were awarded the prize: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter and Vice-President Al Gore.
In comments below, we can track the denialist reaction, spin and further denial if any. My personal thought is that it is rather early in the Obama administration to see the “proof in the pudding” of President Obama’s contribution to world peace, and I wonder if this award is more of an “anti peace prize” given to President Bush than an affirmative prize for Obama. On the other hand, the Nobel committee may be giving the prize as an incentive for Obama to live up to their hopes for him and it may be the case that Obama has done more for world peace through his eloquently presented vision and leadership than we in the largely insular United States are able to see, as preoccupied as we are with other things.